Inter-Institutional Agreements

General Information

According to Erasmus+ Programme rules, student exchanges for studies and staff exchanges for teaching are only possible within the framework of Erasmus+ Inter-Institutional Agreements among Higher Education Institutes based in one of the Programme Countries: all member states of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey, Serbia and Republic of North Macedonia.

Participating HEIs must hold the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2014-2020 (ECHE). The list of Erasmus Charter Holders is available at https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus/actions/erasmus-charter_en

The Inter-Institutional Agreements contain information such as the number of provisioned exchanges/year for students and staff, the subject area of cooperation, the minimum language requirements, practical information etc. All IIAs are concluded at departmental level and are primarily approved by the General Assembly of the Department.

The Vice Rector of Administration Issues, Academic Issues and Student Welfare is in charge of Erasmus+ Programme and signs all IIAs as Erasmus+ Institutional Coordinator. The European Programmes’ Office carries out the internal procedure of concluding IIAs. There is one annual call every July about the steps that a teaching staff member of AUA has to follow in order to introduce a new IIA for the next academic year. This call is sent to the personal mail account of all teaching staff members of AUA and to the Department Secretariats. The list of all active IIAs is finalized by March at the latest and is sent to the academic community (staff and students) and administration services by email.

AUA partners’ list/Department/academic year is available below:

Partner Universities (Academic year 2020-2021)

Partner Universities (Academic year 2019-2020)

Partner Universities (Academic year 2018-2019)

Partner Universities (Academic year 2017-2018)

Partner Universities (Academic year 2016-2017)

Partner Universities (Academic year 2015-2016)

Partner Universities (Academic year 2014-2015)

 

How to apply for a new cooperation

Teaching staff members of a HEI in a Programme country who wish to start an IIA with AUA should contact the European Programmes’ Office at european_pr@aua.gr

The following minimum requirements should be met:

  • The candidate HEI must hold the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education
  • The candidate HEI must offer courses in English to Erasmus incoming students. The web link to this course catalogue would be very useful to evaluate the compatibility of study programs of both Universities
  • There must be a common scientific area of interest. The list of all Fields of Education and Training, ISCED-F 2013) is available at http://www.european.aua.gr/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/ISCED-F-2013.pdf

The European Programmes’ Office will then check among the relevant AUA Departmental Faculty if there is common interest for a cooperation. In case of positive reply, we will forward the contact details of the relevant teaching staff member of AUA in order to discuss directly the details of the cooperation (number of provisioned exchanges, duration of mobilities, subject area code etc.). Both Universities appoint the representatives for the agreement.

The rest of the procedure is done by the European Programmes’ Office at both Universities.